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Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe
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Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe

Perfect for using up leftover turkey, this Turkey Tetrazzini recipe has comforting noodles and a creamy, cheesy sauce.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole recipes, leftover thanksgiving recipes, leftover turkey casserole, turkey tetrazzini recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 295kcal
Author Kristen King

Equipment

  • 9 by 13-inch casserole dish
  • Cooking spray
  • Large skillet
  • Large pot

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. egg noodles
  • 8 Tbsp. butter divided
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tsp. italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 3 cups turkey meat cooked and shredded
  • 6 oz. canned sliced mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup mozzerella cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley chopped, for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a 9 by 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set it aside. Cook egg noodles in a large pot, following package instructions, then strain and set aside.
    Add 4 Tbsp. butter to a large skillet along with diced onion. Cook on medium-high until the onions are translucent. Then, add flour and whisk until a thick paste forms a roux. Slowly add chicken broth and then milk, whisking until smooth and creamy, to form your béchamel.
    Mix in Italian seasoning and nutmeg, then shredded turkey, mushrooms, peas, Parmesan, and mozzarella. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Finally, add in the cooked egg noodles and gently mix to combine.
    Cream sauce for Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe in the skillet
  • Add the mixture to the greased casserole dish and smooth it out into an even layer. In another pan, melt the remaining butter over medium-high heat and add panko breadcrumbs.
    Cook until golden, stirring constantly. Remove from the pan immediately and sprinkle them over the casserole evenly.
    Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe
  • Bake for 30 minutes, until bubbling and heated through. Top with parsley for garnish, and enjoy!
    Turkey tetrazzini recipe in a casserole dish next to a plate with a single serving and a fork

Notes

  • For the turkey: Try making our recipe for the Best Thanksgiving Turkey ever! You will be blown away by how flavorful and moist this turkey is. It's herby and citrusy with a delicious Garlic Butter Rub.
  • Don't have turkey? Use a rotisserie chicken or boil 2 chicken breasts. 
  • Bechamel Sauce: Learn more about How to Make Béchamel Sauce (White Sauce).
  • Dice the Onion: Make sure to dice the onion very fine. This should be a smooth, decadent and creamy cheese sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 1mg